Saab to unveil first Gripen E aircraft this week

Saab’s next-generation Gripen E test aircraft to be rolled out Wednesday.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz   |   May 16, 2016 at 12:58 PM

LINKOPING , Sweden, May 16 (UPI) — Saab will unveil its first next-generation Gripen E test aircraft Wednesday at the company’s Linkoping, Sweden, facility.

”This key milestone is proof of our ability to build world-class fighters on time and on budget and it brings us one step closer to first flight and delivery to our customer,” Ulf Nilsson, head of Saab’s aeronautics, said in a statement Monday.

The Gripen E multi-role fighter features a digital cockpit and improved situational awareness, can be fitted with optional sensors and communications payloads, and can be equipped with a variety of short- and long-range, guided and unguided air-to-surface weapons.

The unveiling will be webcast live starting at 3 p.m. Central European Time.



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See details of Saab Gripen E: HERE

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